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George Catlin
A Choctaw Woman, 1834
oil
29 x 24 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.


The subject is described by Catlin as having her hair in braids and a “remarkable expression” (1848 catalogue, p. 31).

Painted at Fort Gibson in 1834. The Gilcrease portrait is a more finished and voluptuous edition of the Smithsonian original.



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